• Quang Nam targets zero plastic waste from tourism

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 07,2019 11:19 AM

    Central Quang Nam province’s focus on sustainable tourism development is being represented by a range of initiatives to build a friendly tourist environment, in which reducing plastic waste is among the key measures undertaken.

    The rapid development of tourism in the province has been accompanied by multiple challenges as the rising number of visitors results in an increase in the amount of waste such as plastic bottles and packaging.

    The province has released an action plan to cut plastic waste, which is also a focus of local tourism agencies. The waste challenge has been turned into opportunities in some cases, such as involving tourists in garbage collection in local tributaries.

    Quang Nam has also strived to promote green and accessible tourism products in the tourism value chain and created an innovative startup environment and creative design in tourism. It encourages suppliers and manufacturers of alternative materials to allow easy purchase by local people and tourist accommodation providers.

  • Exhibition of sound fills air in Dak Nong

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 07,2019 11:17 AM

    A sound exhibition house has been opened to the public in Gia Nghia town in the central highlands’ Dak Nong province, an initiative of Dr. Guy Martini, Chairman of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council, and designed and implemented by a group of French artists.

    The venue has eight separate rooms with seven themes, exhibiting a variety of musical instruments from ethnic minority groups in the central highlands such as the Dinh Nam, M’Buot, Dinh tac Tar, and R’let, together with instruments from many other ethnic minority groups in other regions of Vietnam and around the world.

    The rooms are inspired by the five elements of metal, wood, water, fire, and earth. Some use modern technology to illustrate the sounds of rock, wind, water, fire, light and human beings. The house is expected to become a highlight in the local tourism sector.

    A house displaying lithophones was opened earlier in Gia Nghia as a tourism destination within the Dak Nong Geopark, a UNESCO global geopark.

  • Thien Duong Cave holds new record

    Thien Duong Cave holds new record

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 05,2019 09:45 AM

    Thien Duong Cave, which means “heaven” cave in Vietnamese and is located in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site in central Quang Binh province, has been recognized by the Asia Book of Records for having “the most unique and magnificent system of stalactites and stalagmites” in Asia. The 31.4-km grotto, already popular among domestic and foreign tourists, is located in primeval forests at an altitude of 360 meters above sea level and is a dry cavern divided into many compartments, with the most spacious being some 150 meters wide and 100 meters high. It was first discovered by the Royal Society of British Caves in 2005 and officially started welcoming tourists in 2010. With spectacular natural beauty, Thien Duong Cave has been awarded two records by the Vietnam Record Organization, for being the longest dry cave with the most unique system in Vietnam and having the longest wooden bridge in the country. Quang Binh has been dubbed the “Kingdom of Caves” and is also home to the worldrenowned Son Doong Cave.

  • Hoi An debuts battery-powered buses

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 07,2019 11:19 AM

    UNESCO World Heritage Site Hoi An ancient town in central Quang Nam province has recently launched six bus routes using battery-powered vehicles as part of its efforts to go green.

    The first 30 buses are being used to transport commuters and tourists from the town’s inner reaches and public parks to destinations in the old quarter. In the first stage, the buses will connect stops along 14 streets, including the two top destinations of Cua Dai Beach and Thanh Ha Pottery Village. Tickets are from VND10,000 ($0.43) for trips of less than 4km to VND15,000 ($0.65) for trips of more than 4km. The buses can also be rented for weddings. More than 90 are expected to be used from late 2019 to 2022.

    Earlier this year, Hoi An, in cooperation with the German Development Co-operation Agency (GIZ) and Health Bridge Canada, launched a pilot bicycle sharing program to encourage residents to move from petrol power to pedal power as an environmentally-friendly transport solution.

  • Vietnam looks to make tourism a spearhead sector

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 07,2019 11:13 AM

    The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism plans to develop tourism into a spearhead economic sector by 2030, creating conditions to boost growth in other industries and making a significant contribution to shaping a modern economy.

    The ministry will work to make Vietnam a renowned tourist attraction and leading destination in Southeast Asia by 2030 and in Asia-Pacific by 2050.

    To realize the goals set, overriding priority will be given to sustainable tourism development, which means tourism will be branched out in tandem with the preservation of traditional cultural characteristics, the effective management and use of natural resources, the protection of biodiversity, and the creation of jobs and provision of social welfare, while ensuring national defense and security and social order. Advanced technology and high-quality human resources are seen as breakthrough elements in building a professional and competitive tourism industry.

    Vietnam welcomed 11.3 million in the first eight months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 8.7 per cent. The number of international tourists has surged three-fold from 5 million in 2010. The country was ranked the world’s fourth fastest-growing travel destination in a 2018 UN World Tourism Organization report.

  • First mural road finished in “Kingdom of Ginseng”

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 05,2019 09:43 AM

    A new mural road has been completed in mountainous Nam Tra My district in central Quang Nam province. The road is some 600 meters long and features 32 works, each 2.5 meters in height and 5 meters in width, depicting the beautiful local scenery, daily life, traditional songs and dance of local ethnic minority groups, and, especially, images of the district’s famous Ngoc Linh ginseng. The murals were painted by teachers and students at schools in the district to call for forest and environmental protection and the preservation and development of Ngoc Linh ginseng. According to local ginseng experts, the stems and roots of Ngoc Linh ginseng contain 52 saponins (the main component of ginseng, with the more saponins the better). Of the 52 saponins, 26 are commonly found in Korean, American, and Japanese ginseng, while the other 26 have only just been discovered, making it one of the world’s rarest ginseng.

  • Modern entertainment complex for Bac Lieu

    Modern entertainment complex for Bac Lieu

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 07,2019 11:18 AM

    The HP - ZONE entertainment complex has been opened in the Hoang Phat New Urban Area in Bac Lieu city in the Mekong Delta’s Bac Lieu province, the most modern of its kind in the province.

    Built on an area of over 1,000 sq m with total investment of more than VND15 billion ($645,000), the complex features three main areas: an underwater playing area, an indoor playing area, and a restaurant. The playing areas are divided into different zones for diverse ages with many types of modern, creative and attractive games and toys, with a capacity to cater to thousands of children every day. Besides modern games, children can also enjoy traditional and folk games as well as various types of food.

    The complex helps overcome the difficulties from a lack of playgrounds for children in the province as well as nearby localities and meets children’s playing and physical activity needs.

  • AI water purifiers introduced in Hanoi

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 05,2019 09:47 AM

    A batch of 20 smart water purifiers that integrate artificial intelligence (AI) have been installed at August 19 Park in Hai Ba Trung district and other public spaces around Hanoi. The AI water filters can provide users with various types of drinking water that can be selected via multi-function buttons, including mineral, alkaline, natural, pH balance (alkaline water), and water containing antioxidants. The purifiers display all quality parameters on screens and have a capacity of purifying 100 liters of water per hour. All are linked and send signals to a central server. The installation of these smart water filters is an environmentally-friendly measure aimed at reducing the use of plastic bottles.

  • Thua Thien Hue developing traditional crafts

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 05,2019 09:41 AM

    The central province of Thua Thien Hue will expand its traditional handicraft and craft villages in a manner that harmonizes economic development and building new-style rural areas. Under planning to 2020 and vision to 2025, attention will be paid to the restoration of several craft villages like Thanh Tien village, which makes paper flowers, the Pho Trach mattress-making village, and villages with traditional “ao dai” tailoring and lacquer making, among others. Further efforts will be made to protect Zeng weaving of the Ta Oi ethnic minority in Nam Dong and A Luoi districts, which was recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2017. The province will also support craft villages in applying advanced technology into production to improve product quality and develop villages with competitive advantages that can generate jobs for local residents. Thua Thien Hue is currently home to 86 villages that focus on 57 traditional handicrafts and crafts. These villages have helped increase local incomes while pushing the restructuring of the rural economy towards industrialization and modernization.

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